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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,090 miles

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 282006

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles


Failure of airbags to deploy during an auto accident.

- Mullica Hill, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jan 182006

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 39,000 miles
: the consumer stated while driving at 35 mph another vehicle came across the median and crashed into the vehicle. Upon impact the driver's seat belt failed to lock and both frontal airbags failed to deploy. The consumer sustained injuries to the neck and back. There was a fire coming from the engine area after impact. The fire department cut all the electrical wires to extinguish the fire. Although the police responded no report were filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealership were it has not been inspected.

- Chico, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 262003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,450 miles
Consumer was involved in a major collision where the vehicle flipped approximately 6 times ultimately crashing into a wall. Neither the driver or passenger air bags deployed.

- Ada, OK, USA

problem #2

Jan 212003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer was in head on collision and the air bags didn't deploy during the collision.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 302002

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles
While driving at a speed of approximately 40 mph, a large Chevrolet van shot across the front of my vehicle from a side road. I struck the other vehicle full force but my air bags did not deploy. This resulted in additional injury to me from the seat belt and shoulder strap that I was wearing. In addition, my right arm struke something during the crash, causing injury to it. The rescue people were also very concerned about getting me out of the vehicle (the driver's door was jammed) before additional injuries might be caused by the air bags deploying unexpectedly. Shortly after taking ownwership, I had reported a vibration problem with the truck to Chevy. Chevy stated that this was a known problem to them which they referred to as "frame shake" and refused to do anything to fix my truck. I now wonder if the "continuous vibration" of the truck did not contribut to the air bags not working. Either way, the failure of the air bags could have resulted in death instead of just additional injuries. Chevy needs to do something about both problems immediately.

- Auburn, WA, USA

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